Science News from #ISC24

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On this page you'll find in-depth interviews on some of the top science in Phoenix this year. Select a Late-Breaking presentation from the drop down list.

That's a Wrap!

Tudor Jovin, MD, FAHA, and Lauren Sansing, MD, PhD share their top picks from all the #ISC24 activities, and encourage viewers to attend the International Stroke Conference next year, February 5-7, 2025 in Los Angeles.


Zero Degree Head Positioning in Acute Large Vessel Ischemic Stroke
Anne W Alexandrov | University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

RESULTS: In participants with hyperacute large vessel occlusion (LVO) ischemic stroke awaiting thrombectomy, 0-degree head of bed (HOB) positioning resulted in better neurological outcomes compared to participants with 30-degree HOB positioning.


Randomization of Endovascular Treatment with Stent-retriever and/or Thromboaspiration vs. Best Medical Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke due to Large VEssel OcclusioN Trial in the Extended Time Window
Raul G Nogueira, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

RESULTS: Patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy (MT) within 8-24h from the time last seen well and were selected solely based on a non-contrast tomography angiography/CT angiography, showed significantly higher rates of good (modified Rankin Score 0-2) and excellent (mRS 0-1) outcomes at 90 days, suggesting that expanding availability of MT worldwide could benefit more patients.


Multi-Arm Optimization of Stroke Thrombolysis Trial
Opeolu M Adeoye, Washington Univ, Saint Louis, MO

RESULTS: In participants with acute ischemic stroke (AIS), the use of argatroban or eptifibatide and thrombolysis did not improve functional outcomes at 90 days but did not significantly increase symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage compared to participants who received placebo and thrombolysis within three hours of symptom onset.

#ISC24 Presidential Address

Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD, FAHA, President of the American Heart Association, delivered the annual address to ISC24 attendees during the Opening Main Event on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. His address touched on the future of cardiovascular science and medicine.


Effect of an Artificial Intelligence-Based Clinical Decision Support System on Stroke Care Quality and Outcomes in Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke (Golden Bridge II): A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial
Zixiao Li, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China

RESULTS: In participants with acute ischemic stroke, compared to usual care, AI-CDSS (artificial intelligence-based clinical decision support system) demonstrated significantly fewer vascular events at 3 months and led to improvement in stroke care quality.


Embolization of the Middle Meningeal Artery With Onyx Liquid Embolic System in the Treatment of Subacute and Chronic Subdural Hematoma
Jason Davies, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

RESULTS: In participants with symptomatic subacute or chronic subdural hematoma (SDH), the addition of middle meningeal artery (MMA) embolization with Onyx™ resulted in nearly a 3-fold reduction in hematoma recurrence/progression requiring re-operation compared to surgery alone.


Managing Non-Acute Subdural Hematoma Using Liquid Materials: A Chinese Randomized Trial of Middle Meningeal Artery Treatment
Ying Mao, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

RESULTS: In participants with symptomatic non-acute subdural hematoma (SDH), the use of middle meningeal artery (MMA) embolization resulted in less hematoma recurrence and progression compared to standard care alone.

Ying Mao of Fudan University in Shanghai delivers results of the MAGIC-MT Trail during ISC 2024.


The SQUID Trial for the Embolization of the MMA for the treatment of CSDH
Adam S Arthur, Semmes-Murphey Neurological Clinic, Memphis, TN

RESULTS: In participants with symptomatic chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH), the addition of middle meningeal artery embolization (MMAE) with SQUID™ resulted in reduced treatment failure rate compared to standard management alone.

A still frame from the STEM results video from ISC 2024.